With colorful graphics, calming sounds, and exciting and stimulating gameplay, Flow Free: Bridges promises to keep your mind busy for hours. The introduction levels are easy, and are designed to build your confidence and encourage you to keep playing. As you advance through the game, the levels get considerably harder.
There isn't much to installation and setup, so you can get started playing Flow Free: Bridges as soon as the game downloads. There are two options available -- Free Play and Time Trial mode. The UI consists of a black game board that has been divided into a grid. … Read more
Bug bounties from Google and Facebook regularly clear thousands of dollars for a single, high-profile bug. Yahoo finally has joined the game, also for four figures -- but with a different decimal place.
The security firm High Tech Bridge set out to see what Yahoo would pay for disclosing bugs discovered on its site, since the company hadn't stated what they were worth but did say that it encouraged researchers to report bugs.
If you're just getting started with home automation, chances are that you might feel a little overwhelmed. Whether you want to automate your lights, your appliances, your thermostat, or even an elaborate homemade security system, your options are immense. It's easy not to feel confident that the system you're building will work well together, piece for piece.
That's where Nexia Home Intelligence and its centerpiece, the Bridge, come into play. At a price of $59, the Nexia Bridge will serve as your home automation mothership. It looks like a router and works like one, too. Just … Read more
Of all the countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, South Korea has by far the highest suicide rate -- 28.4 per 100,000 people per year according to the OECD, making it the most common cause of death for people under 40.
And one bridge over the Han River, the Mapo Bridge, has been dubbed the Bridge of Death for its unfortunate popularity among those seeking to end their own life. Between 2007 and 2012, more than 100 people attempted suicide from the Mapo Bridge.
To try to counteract the number of deaths from the bridge, the Seoul City government didn't build a high fence or suicide barrier; instead, it teamed with Samsung Life Insurance to take a different path, adding interactive handrails that speak directly to passersby. … Read more
Longer lasting Haswell ultrabooks are coming with Windows Blue.
Intel's upcoming Haswell chip will be tied to new technology coming with Windows Blue, according to a source close to Microsoft.
Haswell, due in June, is the next-generation mainstream Intel processor that will power ultrabooks and a variety of hybrids that straddle tablet and laptop designs.
Intel's silicon-level Haswell technology will result in "the single largest generation-to-generation battery life improvement in Intel history," according to a recent statement from Intel CEO Paul Otellni.
But Windows Blue -- an update to Windows 8 that is expected to deliver … Read more
Microsoft's first PC, the Surface Pro, has survived Round One.
A report this week said 400,000 Surface Pros were sold in about a month since its release. That's a decent start (contrary to the media's take).
Remember, this is an $899-$999 tablet (though I prefer to describe it as a full-blown Windows PC compacted and stuffed into a tablet's chassis), not a $199 Nexus 7 or $329 iPad Mini.
Also remember this is just the start. The Pro should evolve to the point where you can have a 1.5 or 2 pound tablet … Read more
Intel desktop circuit boards may begin to get scarce.
A person familiar with Intel's motherboard business contacted by CNET could not confirm whether the 80 percent figure was accurate but said the general thrust of the report was correct, as Intel announced in January that it was winding down the desktop motherboard business.
"We disclosed internally...that Intel's desktop motherboard business will begin slowly ramping down over the course … Read more
With the flip of a switch Tuesday night, the San Francisco Bay Bridge, already known as one of the world's most amazing bridges, will undergo an epic transformation.
Starting tomorrow evening, anyone looking at the San Francisco side of the Bay Bridge at night will be wowed by the ever-changing swirls, bursts, star fields, and other patterns of the Bay Lights Project, the world's largest LED art installation.
Created by artist Leo Villareal, the project features 25,000 1-inch LEDs strung for 1.8 miles along the bridge's cables that together make up the pixels on what … Read more
SAN FRANCISCO--I'm standing behind Leo Villareal, watching the well-known artist calibrate settings in the software running on his screen. Each time he moves a slider, one of the world's largest art installations -- mounted on one of the world's most-famous landmarks -- changes in an instant.
It's a gorgeous evening on the Embarcadero, San Francisco's eastern waterfront, with the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge dominating the landscape in front of us, and a near-full moon doing its best to overcome the typical evening fog cover. Lights from the city, and from Oakland on the other side of the bay reflect brilliantly in the water. And with just the most subtle adjustments in his custom-designed software, Villareal makes thousands of LEDs strung out over the 1.8 mile-long western span of the bridge almost instantaneously change what they're doing, and how they're interacting with each other. … Read more